Santiago A. Carrillo, 71, passed away July 8, 2021, at his home in rural Chase County. He was born July 25, 1949, in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Miguel Carrillo-Valenzuela and Enriqueta (Flores) Carrillo. Santiago retired from BNSF where he worked for 36 years as a machine operator.
Santiago was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed customizing old model Ford trucks as a hobby.
Santiago is survived by: his companion of almost 32 years, Sandra Van Buren of the home; son, James Van Buren of Madison; daughters: Carolina Carrillo, Angelica Carrillo-Avila (Jose), Veronica Carrillo, all who reside in Wichita, Cruz Zubia of Odessa, TX; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Augustine Carrillo of Alpine, TX and Mario Carrillo of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, MX.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dominga Carrasco.
Visitation will be 1:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Cremation will follow and a celebration of life service will be July 25, 2021, weather permitting at Chase County State Lake. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Luke’s Foundation Kidney Transplant Fund, in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.
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